The O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB remains committed to standing at the forefront of cancer treatment, education and research. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges that require new strategies and procedures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

Carolina Salvador, M.D.

The UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine provides a variety of opportunities for patients to experience healing through the arts. Most recently, AIM, in partnership with the Stuart Pimsler Dance Theater, introduced a new creative dance program for Alabamians impacted by cancer, “Raising Our Voices: Stories of Cancer told through Movement, Music and Voice.”

On Monday, Jan. 6, world-renowned researcher Barry Sleckman, M.D., Ph.D., joined the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB as the center’s new director.

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB recently unveiled an artwork installation in the Wallace Tumor Institute lobby, honoring the O’Neal family and their significant impact on the Cancer Center that will last for generations to come.

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September is gynecological cancer awareness month. In 2017, more than 107,000 new cases of gynecologic cancers were diagnosed in American women. Of those, an estimated 31,600 women lost their fight with a gynecologic cancer.

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Dr. Isabel Scarinci, Associate Director for Globalization and Cancer Disparities initiative at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center provides some very helpful information on the HPV vaccine. While your kids are finishing up their summer fun and getting ready to go back to school, don't forget about the HPV vaccine!

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Marie Sutton is a strategic communications professional, author, wife and mother of two. She was diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer in January 2018. This post originally appeared on her blog and is reprinted here with her permission.

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June 2018 marked the 24th annual Men’s Health Month, which began in 1994 with the goal of encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Among these diseases are a number of cancers that target men specifically. In fact, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that cancer mortality is 196.8 per 100,000 men.

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Exercise plays a crucial role in healthy living during and after cancer treatment. However, cancer patients and survivors may need to exercise less intensely and complete their workout at a slower pace than they are used to.

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March is colorectal cancer awareness month.

When there is an abnormal growth in the colon or rectum it is called colorectal cancer. The colon and rectum, which are commonly referred to as the large intestine, are the lower part of the digestive system, which processes food for energy and rids the body of solid waste. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.